Clockwise from top left: Adele, Lady Gaga, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, B.B King, David Bowie, Chris Stapleton.

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Clockwise from top left: Adele, Lady Gaga, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, B.B King, David Bowie, Chris Stapleton.

Grammys attempt to balance classic and contemporary

The spirit of legends past will converge with the stars of today at the Grammys. Can the show find balance between salute and celebration?By Sarah Rodman

Kanye West mounts fashionable NYC party for ‘The Life of Pablo’

On Thursday afternoon, the hip-hop superstar unveiled his hotly anticipated new album during a fashion show at Madison Square Garden.

// Kanye West’s fashion show brings out Lamar Odom and more

Lamar Odom made his public return at brother-in-law Kanye West’s New York Fashion Week show on Thursday.


‘We’re all Africans’. . . Really, Meryl Streep?

The Oscar-winning actress is catching flak for a comment she made when asked about the racial makeup of the Berlin International Film Festival jury.

Television Review

// Hulu’s ‘11.22.63’ a good return date

The miniseries places more emphasis on characters, story, and the details of the early 1960s than it does on time travel.

Sebastian Smee

// Like Misty Copeland’s Degas photos? There are hard truths behind them.

Many view Degas’s ballet pictures as if the works were some sort of grand affirmation of their art. They’re really not.

ARt Review

// At MFA, Picasso’s explosive energy, concentrated

In a concise, concentrated show of matched works on identical subjects, the MFA illuminates Picasso’s fierce creativity, productivity, and variety.

// Big Brother at center stage in ‘1984’ at ART

The creators of the stage production have bigger questions in mind than whether Orwell’s masterwork proved to be prescient.


// Album review: Vince Gill, ‘Down to My Last Bad Habit’

The eminent country star Vince Gill checks in with a strong album covering a diverse range of styles and interests.

winter arts guide

The best of the season’s arts

A guide to upcoming events in theater, art, music, dance, and television.

// House of Cards releases season 4 trailer

Netflix political drama House of Cards returns March 4, and the showdown is on between nefarious President Frank Underwood and the first lady.

Movie Review

// Not-so-model behavior in ‘Zoolander 2’

This needless sequel amps the silliness to levels of frantic surrealism and overstuffs the running time with famous faces.

Television Review

// This is what happens when you mix Scorsese with Jagger

Created by a heavyweight team that includes Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, “Vinyl” is all about sex, drugs, rock, and rolling cameras.

// The week ahead: Music, theater, art, and events

Our critics’ picks for noteworthy concerts, theatrical performances, comedy shows, art exhibits, and family events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

Special section

// The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

Special section

Movie Review

// Launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ takes the faithful full circle

The new “Star Wars” is great fun, if not a great film. It consciously embraces the funky, handmade garage aesthetic of the 1977 original.